Ewing, Rachio launch controller recycling pilot program

January 24, 2017 -  By

Controller-Recycling-ProgramEwing and Rachio launched a controller recycling program in central Colorado and the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area.

Controllers will be recycled through a partnership with Blue Star Recyclers.

“We are proud to bring this program to our customers as a way to create a more sustainable irrigation industry,” said Warren Gorowitz, Ewing’s vice president of Sustainability.

By partnering with Rachio, Ewing is able to provide customers with another advantage: controller recycling for any controller. When replacing or upgrading to a new controller, simply bring the old one in to a Ewing location.

“Rachio is excited to partner with Ewing Irrigation on this initiative,” said Brian Ewing, vice president of sales at Rachio. “Every year, hundreds of thousands of controllers are improperly disposed of in local landfills, given there is no easy way for proper disposal. With the replacement rate in the industry accelerating given the massive shift to Wi-Fi controllers, Rachio wants to play a leadership role in making sure we handle this change in a responsible way.”

Blue Star Recyclers is a Colorado-based nonprofit founded in 2009 to recycle electronics and other materials, while creating jobs for people with autism and other disabilities. Blue Star Recyclers now employs 30 people with disabilities.

Participating locations include:

  • Centennial, Colo.;
  • Colorado Springs, Colo.;
  • Commerce City, Colo.;
  • Fort Collins, Colo.;
  • Highlands Ranch, Colo.;
  • Dallas;
  • Plano, Texas;
  • North Richland Hills, Texas;
  • Fort Worth, Texas; and
  • Mesquite, Texas.

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